This article, 5 Simple Goals for Business Planning, is an oldy that I wrote and published back in 2011 but the concepts still apply today.
Having a plan for business growth is essential. Creating a strategic plan of action can help make goals that much easier to attain.
Below, I’ve written 5 Simple Goals for Business Planning. Although, business planning is an ongoing objective; these are just my personal 5 tips. Please feel free to use them in your own business planning or if you’d like to add to these goals, please feel free to include them in your comments below.
1. Write plans/goals down
Don’t just think it, ink it as well. Goals are often lost in the shuffle unless you write them down.
2. Think in terms of the big picture
What do you see in the foreseeable future for your business? What special things do you want for your business to succeed? Refer to your business plan and check if you’ve accomplished what was written thus far. Continue to add goals to your business plan as your business continues to grow.
3. Align your goals with your values
Try not to sacrifice your values for a goal that isn’t worth it. Ask yourself “Are my goals within reach without damaging my core values?” “Who do I need to become to achieve this without sacrificing XYZ?” It is important to keep within the realm of who YOU truly are. Aligning your goals with your values is always a winner!
4. Focus on positive vibes
Stay positive throughout your business planning. Grow your business by focusing on what you want versus what you can’t have. Say to yourself “I have a positive outlook on XXX for my business; versus “I can’t do XXX for my business.” If you are an expert in your field and have the skills to make it happen, do it! Don’t judge your abilities. We may surprise ourselves in the process of discovering what we CAN do.
5. Stick to your own goals
The goals of someone else isn’t yours. If you are influenced by the expectation of the goals of others, then you’re not reaching from within your own soul to find your passions. Your goals should be your own because you and your business are unique; your goals should come from within your personal experiences.
Can you add to the above 5 Simple Goals for Business Planning? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
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